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    12/21/2011 | Welcome Back, Old Sol: ARRL 10 Meter Contest Sets Record

    New record number of entries for the 2011 ARRL 10 Meter Contest
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    12/16/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity dropped this week, with the average daily sunspot numbers declining more than 39 points to 94.7. It’s been 13 weeks since the average daily sunspot number for the week was that low or lower, when we reported an average of 91.7 in the Septem
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    12/09/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    What happened to that new “grand minima”? Solar Cycle 24 just keeps rolling along -- for the first seven days in December, there were eight new sunspot groups. December 5 had the largest sunspot coverage over the past week, with a daily sunspot number of
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    12/02/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar Cycle 24 continues its upturn. We have a new high for the trailing three month daily sunspot number average. Starting with the three month period ending in December 2010 and going through November 2011, they were 30.1, 35.3, 55.7, 72.3, 74.4, 65.9,
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    11/30/2011 | The ARRL 10 Meter Contest: Get On While the Bands Are Hot!

    Ten meters -- in case you haven’t heard, it’s alive in a big way! That means that the ARRL 10 Meter Contest -- coming up the weekend of December 10-11 -- is going to be the one of the best we’ve seen in years! During this event, many propagation modes wil
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    11/18/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This week geomagnetic indices quieted a bit, as did solar activity in general. On November 9, sunspot numbers reached a high of 220, and this week, they declined, rose to 176 and then declined again. The average daily sunspot numbers slipped 8.4 points to
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    10/21/2011 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun continues to be very active, with most days revealing more sunspots. We saw one new sunspot group on October 9, another on October 10, two more on October 11 and two more on October 12. But that’s not all: There was another on October 13, two more
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    12/24/2010 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspots disappeared this week. Five days with no spots is the longest since May 9-19, 2010, when we saw 11 days in a row in which the Sun was spotless. Since then, there has only been the occasional day or two which was spot-free. April 2010 saw 13 conse
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